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TODAY'S SPECIAL

Rhythm Romance (1939)
Starring Bob Hope and Shirley Ross

Beautiful print and will play in all DVD players.
Rhythm Romance is the television title for the 1939 Bob Hope comedy Some Like It Hot (the change was made to avoid confusion with the 1959 Billy Wilder film of the same name). Hope plays a penny-ante carnival concessionaire with both eyes on the Main Chance. Exploiting the musical talents of his girl friend (Shirley Ross), Hope tries to bankroll a big-time stage show. The prospect of riches goes to Hope's head and loses him his girl, but the two are reunited before the film's 64 minutes run out. This minor Bob Hope/Shirley Ross vehicle was first filmed in 1934 as Shoot the Works, which in turn was based on The Great Magoo, a Broadway flop written by Ben Hecht.
Director: George Archainbaud

Writers: Ben Hecht (play), Gene Fowler (play), Lewis R. Foster, Wilkie C. Mahoney

Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa, Rufe Davis, Bernard Nedell
Songs include:

The Lady's in Love with You
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross
Also sung by Shirley Ross, with Gene Krupa and His Band

Some Like It Hot
Written by Gene Krupa, Remo Biondi and Frank Loesser
Sung by Shirley Ross, with Gene Krupa and His Band

Heart and Soul
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Played when Gene and Nicky are discussing the Living Corpse
Also played before Hanratty offers Lily the ring

Blue Rhythm Fantasy
Written by Gene Krupa
Performed by Gene Krupa and His Band

Filming locations included Ocean Park Pier in Santa Monica.
The film was released the year before Road to Singapore converted theatre and radio star Hope into a huge movie box office draw. Legendary cinematographer Karl Struss filmed the movie.
In the opening credits, the credit "Gene Krupa and his Orchestra" actually comes before the title, but the orchestra is not listed with the cast. Although Gene Krupa had appeared in several movies when he played with Benny Goodman, this was his first acting role.
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Brancaleone alle Crociate (1970)

Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Adolfo Celi, Stefania Sandrelli

This is an episodic Italian comedy, which follows the Quixotic adventures of the gentle and extremely naive character, Brancaleone (Vittorio Gassman). Set in the middle ages, we first see Brancaleone on a quest for the Holy Grail. As his adventures proceed, he picks up an entourage including a dwarf, an endangered witch, and a masochist who emits cries of delight when Brancaleone kicks him. The film pokes gentle fun at the Papacy, and the main portion of the story features the clueless knight's involvement in a conflict between rival Popes Clement and Gregory.
Brand Of Fear (1949)

Stars: Jimmy Wakely, Dub Taylor, Tom London

A late entry in Monogram's Jimmy Wakely musical Western series, Brand of Fear features a nice performance by Gail Davis, television's Annie Oakley. Davis plays Anne Lamont, whose guardian, Marshal Black Jack Flint (Tom London), hires her as the new schoolteacher of Oreville, AZ. Black Jack, however, is really a reformed outlaw and is being blackmailed by crooked blacksmith Cal Derringer (Marshall Reed). Derringer is in league with outlaw Tom Slade (William H. Ruhl), who plans to rob a shipment of ore. On the side of law and order are trouble-shooter Jimmy Wakely and his sidekick Cannonball (Dub Taylor). They run down the villains, and with his dying breath, Derringer confesses that Black Jack was innocent of the charges leveled against him 20 years earlier and that he is actually Anne's natural father. In between battling the bad guys, Wakely finds time to sing "There's a Rainbow Over the Range" by Tim Spencer and "Cool Water" by the prolific Bob Nolan. Monogram could have done much worse than this tightly packaged piece of Western hokum, and often did.

The Hound Of London (1993)

Stars: Patrick Macnee, John Scott-Paget, Colin Skinner

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Brass Target (1978)

Stars: Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, Max von Sydow

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Brats (1930)

Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

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Stars: Jon Hall, Christine Larson, Jay Silverheels, Michael Ansara

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Featured Films

Jack Of Diamonds (1949)

In this adventure, a sneaky treasure hunter plans to steal a chest of diamonds belonging to someone else. To do so he leases a boat from a couple. The couple play an important role in foiling his nefarious plans. Nigel Patrick, Cyril Raymond, Joan Carroll, Dolly Bouwmeester, John Basings, Darcy Conyers
James Garner
"I'm a Spencer Tracy-type actor. His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your marks and tell the truth. Most every actor tries to make it something it isn't looks for the easy way out. I don't think acting is that difficult if you can put yourself aside and do what the writer wrote."

Erik Aaes
Art Director

Edie Adams
(on falling in love with Ernie Kovacs) Here was this guy with the big moustache, the big cigar, and the silly hat. I thought, "I don't know what this is, but it's for me."

Gerald Drayson Adams
Screenwriter

Julie Adams
No matter what you do, you can act your heart out, but people will always say, "Oh, Julie Adams - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)."

Nick Adams
I dreamed all my life of being a movie star. Movies were my life. You had to have an escape when you were raised in a basement. I saw all the James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and John Garfield pictures. Odds against the world ... that was my meat.

John Addison
Composer

Buddy Adler
Producer

Luther Adler

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